Taming Marabou Tails

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By Bob Reece As we move toward spring, the presentation of streamers increases for many fly fishers.  For those of us that tie our own, the use of some materials is far more common than others.  Marabou tends to be one of those materials, particularly in the...



If It Looks Offensive, Fish It!

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By Justin Pickett Does a trout fly have to "be something?" I was once approached by a man on a local stream after I had brought a nice male Rainbow Trout to the net, and immediately he asked the age old question, “What'd he eat?” I removed...



A Guideline To Accuracy in Fly Tying

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By Bob Reece Good fly tying is all about accuracy. One aspect of fly tying that often creates frustration is tying in materials in the desired location.   As hook size decreases, this task can becomes even more difficult.  While time spent tying helps to conquer this...



Tenkara Fly-tying

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I initially got interested in fly-fishing because of flies and fly-tying. The idea of creating a lure using feathers and thread was very appealing to me. Before I ever got my first fly rod I probably tied well over 100 flies. Of course, I got indoctrinated...



CE Tech Innovations Pedestal Base

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By Bob Reece A firm foundation for your vise is critical to the success of your fly tying efforts.  This is especially true for tiers who use pedestal bases.  For years I have searched for one that gave my vise true stability.  I finally found one that...